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1 far /ˈfɑɚ/ adverb
farther /ˈfɑɚðɚ/ or further /ˈfɚðɚ/ ; farthest /ˈfɑɚðəst/ or furthest /ˈfɚðəst/
1 far
/ˈfɑɚ/
adverb
farther /ˈfɑɚðɚ/ or further /ˈfɚðɚ/ ; farthest /ˈfɑɚðəst/ or furthest /ˈfɚðəst/
Learner's definition of FAR
: at or to a great distance in space or time
: to a great extent
: to or at a particular distance, point, or degree
: to an advanced point or extent

as far as

also so far as
used in expressions like as/so far as I know to say that you think a statement is true but that there may be something you do not know which makes it untrue
used in expressions like as/so far as (something) goes and as/so far as (something) is concerned to mean “about (something)” or “with regard to (something)”
used in expressions like as/so far as (someone) is concerned to mean “in someone's opinion”
informal : with regard to (something or someone)

by far

: by a great extent or degree

far and away

: by a great extent or degree : by far

far and wide

: in every direction
: in many different places : very widely
: distant places

far be it from me

: it would not be correct or appropriate for me followed by to + verb
often used when you are about to give advice or criticism and you know that you have no real right to say what you are going to say

far from

: certainly not : not at all

far gone

informal
: in a very bad, weak, or confused condition because of being sick, tired, drunk, etc.

far off

: very wrong : very far from being correct

few and far between

see 1few

from far and near

or from near and far
: from distant places and from near places : from many different places

how far

: to what extent or degree
used to ask about the distance between places

in so far as

see insofar as

so far

: until the present time : to this point
◊ The phrase so far, so good is used to say that something (such as a project or an activity) has proceeded well or without problems until now.
: to a certain point, degree, or distance

so far as

see as far as 1 (above)

thus far

: until the present time : so far
2 far /ˈfɑɚ/ adjective
farther /ˈfɑɚðɚ/ or further /ˈfɚðɚ/; farthest /ˈfɑɚðəst/ or furthest /ˈfɚðəst/
2 far
/ˈfɑɚ/
adjective
farther /ˈfɑɚðɚ/ or further /ˈfɚðɚ/; farthest /ˈfɑɚðəst/ or furthest /ˈfɚðəst/
Learner's definition of FAR
always used before a noun
: very distant in space or time
used to refer to the side, end, etc., that is more distant

a far cry from

see 2cry

the far left

: the group of people whose political views are the most liberal

the far right

: the group of people whose political views are the most conservative
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